Social Sciences

Research Assistant - Psychology


The Research Assistant position involved a variety of research based, such as conducting literature reviews, running quantitative data analyses using SPSS, running qualitative data analysis using NVivo. Additional duties included recruiting participants, transcribing interview data, and coding interviews using qualitative research methods (content analysis). Graduate attributes include scientific literacy, critical thinking, and foundations for lifelong learning.

Position Overview

The student in this position will be responsible for several research-based tasks and activities contributing to research projects currently being conducted in my lab. The specific duties will be decided in conjunction with the student in honour to best support their academic interests and goals. Duties may include recruiting participants and analyzing quantitative or qualitative data; transcribing or coding interviews; conducting a literature review and updating the review as required; writing a section of a manuscript; writing a draft of an ethics application.

Position Requirements

  • A desire to learn more about Psychology and behaviour in general, - A keen interest in research
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to complete tasks independently
  • Some knowledge of statistics -Some knowledge of research ethics

Graduate Attributes Associated

  • Scientific Literacy
  • Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Foundations for Lifelong Learning

Sign Up Directions

For more information, please contact Marla Morden at